Luis Suarez scored a brace and bagged an assist in his debut for Atletico Madrid in the 6-1 drubbing of Ramon Azeez’s Granada in La Liga on Sunday.
Suarez, 33, joined Atletico from Barcelona and had a debut to remember at the Wanda Metropolitano as Azeez who lasted all ninety minutes had a game to forget.
The Uruguay striker started on the bench and came on for his debut in the 70th minute for Diego Costa who had given Atletico a first half lead.
Saul Niguez missed a penalty before Costa’s opener with Angel Corea and Joao Felix taking turns to assist each other to put Atletico three goals up.
Suarez was then introduced for the final 30 minutes and showed that while he might be deemed surplus to requirements at Barcelona, he still possessed the magic that saw him depart the Nou Camp as the club’s third-highest scorer.
Suarez set up Marcos Llorente for Atletico’s fourth just two minutes after coming on and Llorenre returned the favour with an exquisite assist in the 85th minute to ensure the Uruguayan marked his debut with a goal.
Granada got on the score sheet three minutes from time through Jorge Molina’s strike but Suarez had the last laugh with his second of the night in added time to restore Atletico’s five goal cushion and ensure Diego Simeone’s side started their campaign with all three points.